A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event 

Date: 1st September 2021

This conference aims to provide delegates with the most up to date information on Data Privacy and what to expect over the next 12/18 months. It will look at what the future of international transfers looks like, the new Standard Contractual Clauses, Impact of breaches, with Case Studies and how working from home has opened up new challenges for protecting people’s data.

The Data Privacy Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.


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This conference will be of interest to all businesses in Ireland (large and small) such as, government departments, corporate consultants, retailers, banks, technology companies, healthcare organisations, marketing firms, legal firms, consultants, advisers, Data protection officers, local authorities, semi-state agencies and universities to name just a few.

Full Day Programme 

Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
The Present and Future of International Data Transfers

Speaker: Patricia McGovern, Head of Intellectual Property and Business Departments, DFMG Solicitors      

  • Long term impact of the Schrems II decision
  • GDPR – Brexit and the Adequacy decision issues
  • Trends regarding global convergence in privacy standards
  • Data Localisation and data Sovereignty
Assessing the Impact of Data Breaches in Your Organisation

Speaker: Alison Stenson, Associate, Mason Hayes and Curran Solicitors

  • Recap on the rules regarding breach notification
  • Measures to help prevent breaches occurring in your organisation
  • Reacting to a breach & incident response plans
  • Assessing and notifying a breach
  • Breach documentation
  • Case Study Examples-Lessons from recent breaches
CASE STUDY- SARs – Verifications of Identity Especially in Light of the DPC Decision Against Groupon in 2020

Speaker: Rossa McMahon, PG McMahon Solicitors

New standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) – Key changes

Speaker: Adam Finlay, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald

  • The New Clauses
  • Transfer of personal data to a sub-processor in a non-EEA country
  • Allowing for third-party beneficiary rights.
  • Indemnification between the parties.
  • Breaches of third-party beneficiary rights under the New SCCs
  • The laws of the country of the recipient must not prevent you from complying with the New SCCs.
Law Enforcement Directive (LED) and Public Sector Data Sharing

Speaker: Sean O Donnell, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team, Byrne Wallace

  • DPC Guidance on data sharing in the Public Sector
  • DPC Guidance on data sharing in the Public Sector
  • The Bara judgment
  • Comply with the principles of data protection (set out in Article 5 of the GDPR)
  • Have a legal basis to justify the processing (set out in Article 6 of the GDPR)
  • Comply with the requirements to provide data subjects with information about that processing (under Articles 12-14 of the GDPR)
  • Processing of personal data for law enforcement purposes and the scope of the Law Enforcement Directive
The Rise and Fall of the One Stop Shop

Speaker: TJ McIntyre, Lecturer, UCD, Chair, Civil Liberties Group, Digital Rights Ireland and consultant

  • What is the OSS under the GDPR and what does it mean for businesses?
  • How has the OSS worked in practice? Has it insulated technology firms such as Facebook from scrutiny by regulators in other EU countries?
  • How are regulators working around the OSS? Is it becoming ineffective?
  • What are the prospects for reform?
GDPR in the time of a Global Pandemic

Speaker: Hugh Jones, EMEA Data Protection Manager, 3M

  • Security and Operational implications of Working from Home
  • Likely implications for future working arrangements
  • Privacy and DP Considerations for employers resulting from these changes
  • Balancing concern for public and employee health and safety with DP compliance
  • Tracking, tracing and travel considerations – virtual passports and mobile apps
  • The value of the DPIA (specifically), and the GDPR in general underpinning all of these considerations.


Records Management and GDPR Compliance

  • Compliance with GDPR, FOI and other laws
  • Article 30: Records of processing activities
  • Information asset registers
  • Retention schedules
  • Digital preservation


Patricia McGovernPatricia McGovern SC

Head of Intellectual Property and Business Departments, DFMG Solicitors

Patricia McGovern is the Chairman and Head of the Intellectual Property Department at DFMG Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland. She is a Solicitor, Irish Trade Mark Agent and a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

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She has practised in almost all areas of intellectual property law. She is regarded as one of the leading intellectual property lawyers in Ireland and has consistently been highly recommended by organisations such as “The Legal 500”.
She has considerable experience in advising on brand strategies, protection strategies for patents, trade marks, designs and copyright, the prosecution to registration of trade marks and designs, the exploitation of intellectual property rights including licence arrangements, and on contentious matters to include trade mark, copyright and design infringement actions, passing off actions, anti-counterfeiting actions, actions for invalidity of patents and for declarations of non-infringement.

She also advises on data protection and the competition aspects of intellectual property. She has extensive experience in dealing with issues affecting e-commerce and the internet, all aspects of technology agreements, all types of media contracts and the intellectual property aspects of employment. Her practice also encompasses advising on advertising and sales promotions and on defamation.

Rossa McMahonRossa McMahon

PG McMahon Solicitors

Rossa primarily practices in litigation and dispute resolution. He advises both personal and business/non-profit clients in relation to disputes and compliance matters.
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He also advises members of regulated professions and in particularly acts for a number of professionals under their disciplinary codes. Rossa has advised a number of credit unions in relation to contractual relationships with IT suppliers, data protection and online banking services.

Rossa holds a first class honours masters (LLM) from University College Cork and was awarded a scholarship for his research on the emerging field of online dispute resolution. He trained as a solicitor with Mason Hayes & Curran and subsequently worked in the IP & Technology team of A&L Goodbody. While there, he advised multi-nationals, large Irish businesses and State agencies on intellectual property issues, IT contracts and data protection. He joined PG McMahon in 2009 and is the son of our founder, Garry McMahon.

Adam FinlayAdam Finlay

Partner, McCann Fitzgerald

Adam advises on a wide range of information technology, intellectual property, data protection, cyber security, confidentiality and freedom of information issues.

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He is especially expert on the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. His work in this area includes including drafting and negotiating assignment, licensing, collaboration, technology transfer, franchising, distribution, agency, sponsorship and naming rights agreements and advising on brand protection strategy, advertising and product placement. He is also a registered trade mark agent.

On the technology side, Adam drafts and negotiates software licences, services agreements and outsourcing agreements and advises on the legal issues attached to transacting online and dealing with consumers.
In the area of rights and obligations in relation to information, he regularly advises clients in the public and private sectors on data protection, cyber security, freedom of information, access to information on the environment, open data and confidentiality matters.

Alison StensonAlison Stenson

Associate, Mason Hayes and Curran Solicitors

Alison is an associate in Mason Hayes & Curran’s Privacy and Data Security team.

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Alison has experience advising and defending leading technology companies on their data protection and data security practices. Alison has particular experience acting for businesses under investigation by European data protection authorities.

Hugh JonesHugh Jones

EMEA Data Protection Manager, 3M

Hugh Jones is a specialised provider of Data Protection training and assessment services.

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Hugh offers both general and bespoke training to organisations in the areas of data management and regulatory compliance.
Hugh is an experienced project manager, and works with a number of sporting, not-for-profit and membership administration organisations to help them resolve their fund-raising and regulatory challenges.

As a certified practitioner, Hugh also supports organisations striving to achieve and maintain compliance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation. He facilitates projects to design and deploy appropriate data management policies and procedures in relation to data privacy, data quality and records retention, and conducts regular on-site assessments and process evaluations on behalf of his clients.

Dr TJ McIntyreDr TJ McIntyre

Lecturer, UCD, Chair, Civil Liberties Group, Digital Rights Ireland and consultant

Dr TJ McIntyre is a Lecturer in Law in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, the chair of civil liberties group Digital Rights Ireland and a consultant solicitor with FP Logue Solicitors where he specialises in privacy and data protection issues.

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His research looks at information technology law, crime, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on fundamental rights in the online environment. He is a leading commentator on technology law in the national and international media.

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award



Early Bird Rate – €435+vat per person

Normal Rate @ €535 + VAT.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of places fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

CMG Events Conference Discount

  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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